Hello little sailors,
Chocolate chip cookies are a classic and the most exciting part about them is that they offer you a wide variety of ways to be creative.
Did you know that the original chocolate chip cookie, one of the world’s most famous sweet treats, was actually invented by accident?
Ruth Graves Wakefield and her husband Kenneth were running the Toll House Inn on Route 18 near Whitman, Massachusetts in 1930. Ruth prepared the food for her guests by herself. One night, Ruth decided to prepare an old colonial recipe for her guests: Chocolate Butter Drop Do cookies. Soon she realised that she was out of baker’s chocolate, so she had to use here creativity here! She chopped up a block of semi-sweet chocolate that had been given to her by Andrew Nestlé of the Nestlé Company. She expected the chocolate to melt and disperse through the cookie dough as regular baking chocolate would have done. Instead, the chocolate pieces stayed mostly in their individual form. That was the moment where the world had its first known chocolate chip cookie!
Ruth’s guests loved her “Chocolate Crunch Cookie“ right away! What a success! She had no choice but to bake them again… Soon the cookies seized America and later on the whole globe. She was featured on a radio show and Nestlé published her recipe as well! She later published a baking book with a lot of lovely recipes.
I have two super easy recipes for you today. Mine are vegan, but feel free to take your own twist on these recipes. I’d love to see them, so tag me on Instagram when you post!
Vanilla Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
90g Butter (vegan)
150g raw cane sugar
40 ml oat milk
2Tsp. Vanilla extract
2Tsp. Vanilla sugar
1Tsp. baking powder
1Tbsp. grounded hazelnuts
2Tbsp. roughly chopped dark chocolate
Cinnamon, vanilla sugar, and ground hazelnuts (for dusting)
Preheat oven on 180°C.
Mix butter and sugar in a bowl. Mix milk, vanilla sugar and vanilla extract in a different bowl. Then add that mixture to the butter and sugar mix. When everything is nicely mixed add flour and baking powder. I stir the top with the dry ingredients first before mixing into the moist dough.When everything is mixed smoothly fold the ground hazelnuts and chocolate chips in.
Now that the dough is ready, roll it into little balls. I use about 1 tablespoon dough for one cookie.
Prepare a plate with vanilla sugar and cinnamon. Roll the dough balls over the plate, so they are covered.
When ready place balls on your baking plate and put into the oven for around 10-15 mins. Done! 🙂
Lemon Chocolate Chip Cookies
180g Butter (vegan)
300g Raw cane sugar
1Tbsp. Vanilla extract
50ml fresh lemon juice (1 small lemon)
50ml oat milk
2Tbsp. Baking powder
3Tbsp. roughly chopped dark chocolate
Cinnamon, vanilla sugar and ground hazelnuts (for dusting)
Preheat oven on 180°C.
Mix up butter and sugar in a bowl. Squeeze the juice out of the lemon. Mix milk, lemon juice and vanilla extract in a different bowl. Then add that mixture to the butter and sugar mix. When everything is nicely mixed add flour and baking powder. I stir the top with the dry ingredients first before mixing into the moist dough.When everything is smooth fold the oatmeal and chocolate chips in.
Now it is the same process as before, roll dough into little balls. (around 1 tablespoon dough for one cookie)
Prepare a plate with vanilla sugar, cinnamon and ground hazelnuts. Roll the dough balls over the plate to cover them.
Place the dough balls on your baking plate and put into oven for around 10-15 mins.
Let the cookies cool down and enjoy the crunchy yet soft deliciousness.
What is your favourite kind of cookie and how did you like these recipes? Let me know!
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See you soon and farewell,